Could anyone tell me the italian tempo terms and their ranges in BPM?
You know... Like Largo, Adagio, Allegro, Allegretto, etc.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
here's most of them
* Prestissimo — extremely fast (200 and above bpm)
* Vivacissimamente — adverb of vivacissimo, "very quickly and lively"
* Vivacissimo — very fast and lively
* Presto — very fast (168–200 bpm)
* Allegrissimo — very fast
* Vivo — lively and fast
* Vivace — lively and fast (≈140 bpm)
* Allegro — fast and bright or "march tempo" (120–168 bpm)
* Allegro moderato — moderately quick (112–124 bpm)
* Allegretto — moderately fast (but less so than allegro)
* Allegretto grazioso — moderately fast and gracefully
* Moderato — moderately (108–120 bpm)
* Moderato espressivo — moderately with expression
* Andantino — alternatively faster or slower than andante
* Andate Moderato- a bit faster than andate
* Andante — at a walking pace (76–108 bpm)
* Tranquillamente — adverb of tranquillo, "tranquilly"
* Tranquillo — tranquil
* Adagietto — rather slow (70–80 bpm)
* Adagio — slow and stately (literally, "at ease") (66–76 bpm)
* Grave — slow and solemn
* Lento — very slow (40–60 bpm)
* Larghetto — rather broadly (60–66 bpm)
* Largo — very slow (40–60 bpm), like lento
* Larghissimo — very very slow (20 bpm and below)Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo
- 4 years ago
BPM as if music was governed by a quartz-locked clock. Music flows; descriptive Italian (or other language) tempo markings are suggestions and ranges. If the composer wanted to be more specific he would give you a metronome marking. ... Just like "mf" doesn't mean every note can be expressed as "0x9 <note number> 64" "0x8 <note number> 0" (As in MIDI note on, medium velocity followed by note off, 0 velocity)